We are the graduate workers, contingent faculty, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate workers, and academic librarians who are the backbone of higher education in the US. At a time when corporate interests are overtaking the educational mission of the academy we are uniting across classifications, campuses, and states to fight back.
By coming together as workers we can take on the administrative bloat, financialization, and casualization of academia, and the poverty wages and deteriorating working conditions that come with them.
Join us as we build the power to set industry standards that support academic workers so we can do what we love without struggling to live.
JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE NEW NLRB PROPOSAL THAT WOULD STRIP PRIVATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE WORKERS OF THEIR RIGHTS.
BECOME A UNION MEMBER
ORGANIZE AT YOUR UNIVERSITY
SUPPORT THE LABOR MOVEMENT
AFT Academics is the higher education associate membership Local of the American Federation of Teachers – the largest higher education union in the United States.
As a member you can:
- Receive strategic guidance and other organizing resources from AFT union organizers
- Get connected to national organizing efforts and a network of activist colleagues across the country
- Help to support the work of the AFT and your fellow union members to preserve and expand the rights of academic workers, improve working conditions, and build a better, more just academy
THE ORGANIZING CONVERSATION
HIGHER ED UNION ORGANIZING 101
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR ISSUE CAMPAIGNS
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UNION ORGANIZING
STRATEGIC RESEARCH FOR ORGANIZING
AFT Academics exists to support academic workers organizing where they are, regardless of labor rights in their state, to build power and win change. One way we do this is by providing online trainings to give you the tools you need to become a confident and effective organizer. Sign up to learn more about becoming a member and participating in this one of a kind training series!